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1 Slide content created by Charlie Cook, The University of West Alabama Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Chapter Eleven Basic Elements of Organizing

2 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–2 The Elements Organizing Organizing –Deciding how to best group organizational activities and resources. Job Design Departmentalization Chain of Command Span of Management Authority Centralization vs. Decentralization Tall vs. Flat Organizations

3 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–3 Job Specialization (Division of Labor) The degree to which the overall task of the organization is broken down and divided into smaller component parts. –Benefits of Specialization Workers can become proficient at a task. Transfer time between tasks is decreased. Specialized equipment can be more easily developed. Employee replacement becomes easier. –Limitations of Specialization boredom and dissatisfaction with mundane tasks. Anticipated benefits do not always occur. Job Design--

4 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–4 Adam Smith’s Example of Job Specialization Making a pin (nail) requires 18 tasks 1 worker doing all 18 tasks might make 20 pins (nails) a day. 20 workers = (20 x 20) = 400 pins ______________________________ With specialization: 20 workers make 100,000 pins a day. 1 worker = 5,000 pins 20 pins vs. 5,000 pins per worker

5 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–5 Alternatives to Specialization Job Rotation –Systematically moving employees from one job to another in an attempt to reduce employee boredom. Job Enlargement –An increase in the total number of tasks workers perform. Job Enrichment –Increasing both the number of tasks the worker does and the control the worker has over the job.

6 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–6 Alternatives to Specialization Job Characteristics Approach: suggests jobs should be diagnosed and improved along 5 core dimensions. –Core Dimensions Skill variety—the number of tasks a person does in a job. Task identity—the extent to which the worker does a complete or identifiable portion of the total job. Task significance—the perceived importance of the task. Autonomy—the degree of control the worker has over how the work is performed. Feedback— the extent to which the worker knows how well the job is being performed.

7 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–7 The Job Characteristics Approach

8 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–8 Alternatives to Specialization Work Teams –An alternative to job specialization that allows the entire group to design the work system it will use to perform an interrelated set of tasks.

9 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–9 Grouping Jobs: Departmentalization Departmentalization –The process of grouping jobs according to some logical arrangement. Rationale for Departmentalization –Organizational growth exceeds the owner- manager’s capacity to personally supervise all of the organization. –Additional managers are employed and assigned specific employees to supervise.

10 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–10 Grouping Jobs: Departmentalization (cont’d) Functional Departmentalization –Grouping jobs involving the same or similar activities. Product Departmentalization –Grouping activities around products or product groups. Customer Departmentalization –Grouping activities to respond to and interact with specific customers and customer groups. Location Departmentalization –The grouping of jobs on the basis of defined geographic sites or areas.

11 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–11 Bases for Departmentalization

12 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–12 Establishing Reporting Relationships Chain of Command –A clear and distinct line of authority among the positions in an organization. –Unity of Command Each person within an organization must have a clear reporting relationship to one and only one boss. –Scalar Principle A clear and unbroken line of authority must extend from the bottom to the top of the organization.

13 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–13 Tall Versus Flat Organizations Span of Management (Span of Control) - The number of people who report to a particular manager.

14 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–14 Factors Influencing the Span of Management

15 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–15 Distributing Authority Authority –Power that has been legitimized by the organization. Delegation –The process by which managers assign a portion of their total workload to others. Reasons for Delegation –To enable the manager to get more work done by utilizing the skills and talents of subordinates. –To foster development of subordinates by having them participate in decision making and problem.

16 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–16 Decentralization and Centralization Decentralization –Systematically delegating power and authority throughout the organization to middle- and lower- level managers. Centralization –Systematically retaining power and authority in the hands of higher-level managers. Factors Determining Choice of Centralization –External environment’s complexity and uncertainty –History of the organization –Nature (cost and risk) of the decisions to be made.

17 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.11–17 Differentiating Between Positions Line Positions –Positions in the direct chain of command responsible for the achievement of an organization’s goals. Have formal (legitimate) authority. Staff Positions –Positions intended to provide expertise, advice, and support to line positions. Have advisory authority; can give compulsory advice. Have functional authority to enforce compliance with organizational policies and procedures.


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